Perfect Picnic Rag Quilt

26 Jan 2015


Hello- Jessica here from MamaJama Quilts :) I designed this quilt with a summer picnic in mind. I used Riley Blake Summer Celebration fabrics because it reminds me of a fun 4th of July BBQ. Instead of cotton or Poly batting I used a solid colored flannel. This added stability and warmth without adding too much weight. I can imagine my daughter wrapped in this Perfect Picnic Rag Quilt walking back to the car after a late night of fireworks. Supplies: 9 fat quarters 2.5 yards Solid 2.5 yards batting of your choice- I used a solid flannel Long ... more

Hexagon Blossoms Quilt

19 Jan 2015

I am so excited to be here and share a fun project with you all. My name is Katie and I create over at ChooChoo Skadoo. Today we are making an adorable lap size flower quilt. I used the Cottage Garden Collecton to make my quilt. For this quilt you will need: 8-10 different 1/8 yard cuts of printed fabric 1 1/2 yards white background fabric 1 1/2 yards for border 1/2 yard inner border 3/4 yard for binding 3 1/2 yards for backing & batting Half Hexie 5" ruler by Lori Holt Some info ... more

Heartbeats in Time Quilt Tutorial

12 Jan 2015

My name is Britney and I am the author of the blog Heart Zipper.  I love sewing and quilting.  I also really enjoy blogging and I am so excited to share my newest creation with you. Materials Needed 33 Layer Cake Squares (10" squares) or 61 Charm Squares (5" squares) 2 yards background fabric 1 1/2 yards border fabric 1/3 yard fabric for binding Batting for Lap Size Quilt (about 55"X65") 4 1/4 yards fabric for length seam backing or 3 3/4 yards fabric for horizontal seam backing Finished quilt size approximately 55" X 65 ... more

Fancy Finishes: Faux-Piped Machine Binding

05 Jan 2015

Binding ~ Faux Piping!  You are going to love this quick machine-binding for a fancy finish! 
Faux-Piped Binding

Pre-quilted RBD chevrons/dots with solid red and lime pieced binding   Here's a way to pretend you went to all the work of adding piping to your binding without all the effort.  "If there's an easier way...", that's my motto.  This is also an easy finish for a quick gift.  Today's tutorial is loaded with extra TIPS and thorough steps for binding any quilt. Instructor ~ Deonn Stott Supplies ~A quilt or other project that needs binding  Pieced binding strips are cut ... more

Cutting Corners 2014 in Review!

29 Dec 2014

 It has been a busy year on the Cutting Corners Blog. We are grateful to all of the talented bloggers who contributed. We couldn't do it without you! Cottage Garden Baby Quilt DIY Modern Edge Baby Blanket Quatrefoil Spectrum Quilt Butterfly Patch Baby Quilt Splendor Garden Counting Stars Quilt Speedster Quilt Tummy Time Star Hexi Mat Hexi Weighted Blanket Vintage Verona Hourglass Quilt Quarter Square Triangles Giraffe Crossing Quilt Rollin' Along Joshua Giraffe Baby Quilt Pretty Party Dress Quilt Broken Dishes The Frill of It: DIY Ruffle Ornament DIY Vintage Origami Ornament DIY Vintage Origami Ornament Part II: The ... more

Hey Doll Sew-Along

22 Dec 2014

Today I am excited to bring you this fun sew-along, courtesy of Ann Hansen of the Pattern Jam design team! Pattern Jam is an innovative website where you can see your project by "auditioning" various fabrics before you buy the fabric and patterns. Be sure to visit Pattern Jam and try it our for yourself! Ann's Hey Doll pattern is for a lovely framed "scrappy" doll. When I saw her project, I immediately thought of my 18-year-old daughter who is getting ready to leave for college. I decided to make this into a fun, dorm-friendly project by turning it ... more

The Cottage Garden Baby Quilt

15 Dec 2014

Hi!  It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I am super excited to be here sharing my quilt pattern using The Cottage Garden fabric line by The Quilted Fish.  My favorite fabric line is always the one I'm currently sewing with - and so this fabric makes the top of the list!   I love to make baby quilts to give as gifts.  I try and make each quilt different.  This pattern is great because it shows off the wonderful patterns in the fabric with the larger blocks and it sews up pretty quick (you can make this in a few ... more

The Frill of It: DIY Ruffle Ornament

12 Dec 2014

Sometimes a girl just needs more ruffles! This ornament is for the woman who is bold and beautiful...and VERY patient...I am going to show you 3 versions of this same ornament. The technique is the same for all of them, with just a few minor variations. You Will Need: 16-20 strips of 3" x WOF (width of fabric - abt. 44/45") fabric of your choice ruffler foot 6" foam ball LOTS of straight pins (2-3 boxes) 1 yard ribbon, twine, cording, or other trim for hanging the ornament embellishments of your choice For this version, begin by sewing ... more

DIY Origami Ornament Part 2: The Starburst

09 Dec 2014


Last week I shared a tutorial for the Vintage Origami Ornament. Today I bring you its more modern counterpart, The Starburst. You will use the same techniques with just a few key alterations to the process. I opted to use fabric from the same collection, called Hope Chest, because I want to show you the different look and feel you can get simply by combining different patterns and colors, and by altering the technique a little. Supplies: A box of straight pins or dressmaker pins A 6" foam ball 10 - 3.5" squares of fabric for the center of the ... more

Broken Dishes, a PreCut Tutorial

08 Dec 2014

Broken Dishes, a PreCut Tutorial

Broken Dishes, A Pre-Cut Tutorial “Printer Friendly Instructions” Crystal Delaney from NotMyGrandmasQuilts.comand owner of  Fabric Line Used: Just Dreamy 2 by Zoe Pearn for My Mind's Eye Materials needed for a 62” by 70” quilt: If using pre-cut stackers: -     2 Layer Cakes or-     4 10” Stackers (This is the what I used)  If using yardage: -     4 – 10” Squares of 18 different fabrics Other items required:-     4 1/8 Yards backing-     1/2 Yards Binding (2")-     Batting-     Thread-     Rotary Cutter-     Rotary Mat-     Rotary Ruler  If you follow my blog, Not My Grandma’s Quilts, you know that ... more
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